Online fundraising is a very important part of your campaign. When creating a plan, make sure to put some effort into your online presence.
- Start Your Campaign online. Visit side-out.org and click the blue START A CAMPAIGN button in the top right-hand corner to create a Side-Out account and start your campaign. Already have a Side-Out account? LOG-IN here to create a new campaign!
- Personalize your fundraising page. Donors appreciate team photos, stories, and any other personal touches. This is also a great place add your event details and the reason you're supporting Side-Out.
- Utilize Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, personal blogs, and any other means of online information sharing to reach out to possible donors. Always provide a link to your team’s fundraising page so they can donate easily.
- Send reminder e-mails/status updates before and after your fundraiser to keep your donors posted on your progress and to motivate those who have not yet given.
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Fundraising doesn't have to be hard or stressful. Gift basket raffles, selling baked goodies, t-shirt sales, and having serving competitions are all great ways to create a fun and warm environment for the event, but they take lots of effort and time and sometimes they create stress for the coaches and the organizers.